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  • It’s Official: CNN Names Eliot Spitzer And Kathleen Parker As 8pm Hosts

    06/23/2010 8:21:45 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06/23/2010 | Steve Krakauer
    As has been speculated for about a week now, Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker will be paired up as co-hosts of a new 8pmET “spirited, nightly roundtable discussion program” on CNN. The Crossfire-like show replaces Campbell Brown’s program – which she announced she was leaving last month. Let’s take a look at the key players. Spitzer was a surprise regular guest on Dylan Ratigan’s new MSNBC show starting almost one year ago today. Over this past year he’s risen through the ranks at MSNBC and began anchoring occasionally a couple months ago during news hours. He also, of course, is...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Star Parker for Congress

    06/17/2010 8:11:34 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies · 1,300+ views
    Star Parker for Congress ^ | June 17th, 2010 | Unknown
    Palin on Star: She's a dynamic leader who is committed to building a more prosperous environment for the families in her district and ushering in positive change. On June 17th, Sarah Palin, former Vice Presidential candidate, announced her endorsement for Star Parker for Congress. Below is her endorsement that she posted on her Facebook page: I’m proud to endorse Star Parker for California’s 37th Congressional District. Star has an incredible story and a passionate commitment to her community and our great nation. Rising up from being a single mom on welfare, Star worked hard to build a non-profit network that...
  • Kathleen Parker talks to Todd Palin

    06/02/2010 7:30:05 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 19 replies · 1,194+ views
    PalinTV/WaPo ^ | June 2, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    Yes I know, I too never believed that I’ll actually post any article Kathleen Parker wrote about the Palins. Weirder things have happened. Nevertheless Parker had a phone conversation with Todd Palin regarding Joe McGinniss---following is her report.
  • Caption liberal sex symbol Sarah Jessica Parker (left is right, up is down, etc.)

    06/02/2010 8:02:00 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 75 replies · 2,209+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 5/30/10 | staff
  • Purges marginalize tea party and hurt its natural allies in GOP

    05/06/2010 5:03:31 AM PDT · by rockhardo · 51 replies · 1,037+ views
    SAcramento Bee ^ | May 6, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    No one doubts the sincerity or power of the tea party movement anymore. We get it: free market principles, limited government and individual liberty. Those are the three fundaments of the tea party's "Contract from America," to which any serious Republican must subscribe, nay, sign in blood. Make it real red. Nowhere is this new power-to-the-people imperative in starker relief than in Utah – one of the nation's reddest states – where three-term conservative Sen. Bob Bennett seems likely to lose the Republican Party nomination this weekend. This, despite the fact that Bennett earns an 84 rating from the American...
  • Muhammad Speaks out for South Park

    04/25/2010 8:53:46 AM PDT · by mnehring · 7 replies · 460+ views
    Some of you may know that there has been a death threat against South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Now, the Muslim prophet Muhammad speaks out on their behalf. He encourages others to speak out as well. Add your video response and the best one will get a free "Submissive Jesus Prayer Answering Talking Head" as seen in the 2009 Pirromount feature film, "The God Complex."Video Link Here
  • Coming May 20: Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

    04/25/2010 12:11:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies · 602+ views ^ | April, 25, 2010 | Andrew Mellon
    Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” in defense of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. All freedom-loving Americans should get behind this. While initially I thought it was an ironic joke that South Park was censoring everything related to Mohammed in their last episode, obviously we have seen over the last few days that against the creators’ will, Comedy Central cowered in the face of a thinly veiled Muslim threat. In fact, submission, the definition of Islam, is the apt word to describe Comedy Central’s cowardice. The bottom line is that the First Amendment guarantees...
  • Seattle cartoonist launches "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day"

    04/25/2010 5:09:23 AM PDT · by NCjim · 30 replies · 2,048+ views
    After Comedy Central cut a portion of a South Park episode following a death threat from a radical Muslim group, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris wanted to counter the fear. She has declared May 20th "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day." Norris told KIRO Radio's Dave Ross that cartoonists are meant to challenge the lines of political correctness. "That's a cartoonist's job, to be non-PC."
  • Cowardly Central

    04/24/2010 3:10:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 928+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2010 | Editorial
    For nearly 13 years, the irreverent -- to put it mildly -- cartoon show "South Park" has ridiculed every sacred convention in the book, from major religions and celebrities to gays and the physically disabled. Nearly every bit of over-the-top satire has outraged someone or some group and prompted calls for the show to be boycotted or even banned. And each time, for better or for worse, the program's network, Comedy Central, has stood firmly behind creator-producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Except when it comes to Islam and the prophet Mohammed. This week, to mark its 200th episode, "South...
  • Jon Stewart, 'South Park' duo tee off on network censorship and Muslim death threats

    04/23/2010 11:22:03 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 8 replies · 978+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Fri Apr 23 | Michael Calderone
    Last night, Jon Stewart defended his Comedy Central colleagues, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of "South Park," in a 10-minute segment bashing a radical Muslim group for issuing a death threat against the rude-humor duo. You can watch the segment ,a href="">here (warning: some PG-13 language). "I say this to anyone who's threatening death in the name of religion or politics," Stewart concluded, standing in front of a gospel choir for the second time this week, before offering his now-trademark bleeped-out sign-off, which begins with "Go" and ends with "yourselves." "South Park," which has satirized just about every...
  • Next on Cowardly Central

    04/23/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 504+ views ^ | April 22, 2010 | David Harsanyi
    Needless to say, Voltaire is not in charge of Viacom. So if you're interested in working as a part-time censor for Comedy Central, all you need is a violent temperament, a demented ideology and a poorly constructed website. The popular animated show "South Park" -- gloriously vulgar, sharply satirical and, one suspects, offensive to vast swaths of the viewing public -- is, if nothing else, impressive in its evenhandedness. Yet in this week's episode, a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume (don't ask) was blocked with the word "censored" so the channel could avoid hurting the feelings...
  • The Jihad Against Free Speech

    04/23/2010 9:40:45 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 9 replies · 299+ views
    [In solidarity with South Park, which has been censored by network cowards in response to threats by Islamist savages, we re-post this item from our achieves.] The West once again has been forced to confront the clash of cultures. Muslims worldwide rage and riot over Danish newspaper cartoons that, in their eyes, commit the double sin of depicting Mohammad and satirizing him disrespectfully. Many Muslims consider any illustration of their prophet to be an insult to their religion. Of course, other religions often find their ideas and icons satirized or criticized. Yet rarely do they respond with death threats, riots,...
  • 'South Park' producers say network removed speech about intimidation days after Muslim warning

    04/23/2010 10:07:10 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 60 replies · 3,199+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 4/23/2010 | Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of "South Park" said Thursday that Comedy Central removed a speech about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned that they could be killed for insulting the Prophet Muhammad. It came during about 35 seconds of dialogue between the cartoon characters of Kyle, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus that was bleeped out. "It wasn't some meta-joke on our part," producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone said. Comedy Central declined to comment. Earlier this week, the radical group Revolution Muslim said on its website that "South Park" had insulted their prophet...
  • South Park Revenge? Hacked

    04/23/2010 5:07:40 AM PDT · by TigerBait · 39 replies · 2,705+ views
    Comedy Central's hacker team at work apparently.
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker on CBS: Tea Parties 'Dangerous;' Internet Journalism 'Like Terrorism'

    04/19/2010 6:10:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies · 1,126+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/19/10 | Kyle Drennan
    On Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer asked columnist Kathleen Parker about her views on the tea party: "the rhetoric that's coming out from the right side, especially from the tea think it may be dangerous." Parker replied: "this heated rhetoric and some of these words...that are pretty loaded, 'reload,' 'targeting'...there's a danger there." Parker, syndicated with the Washington Post Writers Group, claimed she was not casting negative aspersions on the whole political movement: "I'm not saying the tea party people are violent or racist or any of that....I'm not saying that the tea partiers are...
  • Penelope Cruz the sultry seductress stirs up trouble in Sex and the City 2

    04/09/2010 10:53:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies · 1,283+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2010 | Staff
    There's trouble ahead in Sex and the City 2 - and her name is Penelope Cruz. The Spanish actress appears in the new trailer for the highly anticipated film as a sultry temptress who catches the eye of Mr Big, played by Chris Noth. Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw catches her husband flirting with Cruz at a bar, prompting her to question her two-year marriage.
  • Star Parker For Congress

    02/28/2010 11:42:06 AM PST · by Amish · 11 replies · 781+ views
    Last week on Hannity, Star Parker talked about running for congress in a California district. I've been searching the news clips and her facebook page ever since and have seen no details. Does anyone know what district she lives in and any more about this potential race?
  • The GOP's Misguided Hunt for Heretics ('RINO Hunt')

    02/24/2010 3:13:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 708+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    The RINO hunt is back on, and the coveted trophy is Scott Brown.Inevitably and predictably, the new senator from Massachusetts -- Mr. 41, Mr. I-Drive-A-Truck, tea party poster dude -- has disappointed his base by, alas, representing his constituents. It's the purity test all over again; only this time, the stakes are high and the weird are turning seriously pro. Not that the tea partiers are weird, not most of them, anyway. But some are at risk of flying off into the blood-red zone of wing-nuttery. One of the sessions at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) questioned whether...
  • ‘Spenser’ novelist Robert Parker dies at age 77

    01/19/2010 1:32:59 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 23 replies · 601+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 19, 2010 | NA
    ‘Spenser’ novelist Robert Parker dies at age 77 Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - Updated 60m ago Robert B. Parker, the blunt and beloved crime novelist who helped revive and modernize the hard-boiled genre and branded a tough guy of his own through his "Spenser" series, has died. He was 77. An ambulance was sent to Parker’s home in Cambridge on Monday morning for reports of a sudden death, said Alexa Manocchio, spokeswoman for the Cambridge police department.
  • Rep. Parker Griffith to Switch Parties to Become Republican

    12/22/2009 9:17:53 AM PST · by castlegreyskull · 32 replies · 1,569+ views
    FOX News ^ | 12/22/2009
    Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, is switching parties to become a Republican, Fox News has confirmed. Griffith is expected to make a formal announcement in an afternoon press conference on Tuesday. Griffith succeeded former Democratic Rep. Bud Cramer of Alabama, who retired earlier this year in a hard-fought contest for his northern Alabama seat. Republicans thought that district would be hard for Democrats to hold without Cramer on the ballot, but Griffith defeated Republican Wayne Parker by four percentage points -- even though Republican presidential nominee John McCain won every county in the district. Former President George...
  • Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    12/22/2009 8:05:01 AM PST · by Danae · 308 replies · 8,284+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/22/2009 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican. According to a senior GOP aide familiar with the decision, the announcement will take place in this afternoon in his home district in northern Alabama.
  • Annise Parker's victory message("This election has changed the world for the gay community")

    12/16/2009 11:33:05 AM PST · by bestintxas · 21 replies · 750+ views
    houston chronicle ^ | 12/13/09 | Mike Tolson
    When Parker finally appeared at 10:30, resplendent in a gold pantsuit and pearl necklace, a room jammed elbow-to-elbow with supporters erupted with a deafening cheer. Some were newcomers to political waters; some had been with her a dozen years ago when she claimed her first City Council seat. Election-night parties often are set pieces with familiar ear-splitting soundtracks -- her appearance was preceded by the endless refrains of "We Are Family" -- but if there was a difference to this occasion, it may have been the sense among some supporters that Parker's election was a step away from the political...
  • The GOP's suicide pact

    11/28/2009 7:56:03 AM PST · by publius1 · 54 replies · 2,309+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    ... The so-called purity test is a 10-point checklist -- a suicide pact, really -- of alleged Republican positions... James Bopp Jr., chief sponsor of the resolution and a committee member from Indiana, has said that "the problem is that many conservatives have lost trust in the conservative credentials of the Republican Party." Actually, no, the problem is that many conservatives have lost faith in the ability of Republican leaders to think. The resolutions aren't so much statements of principle as dogmatic responses to complex issues that may, occasionally, require more than a Sharpie check in a little square. It's...
  • Kathleen Parker: ACORN, service union are hand and glove

    09/27/2009 6:52:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,542+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    While everyone in Washington is suddenly pretending they’ve hardly ever heard of ACORN, they might want to pretend they’ve never heard of the SEIU, one of the nation’s largest unions. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and the Service Employees International Union are tight as Heidi Klum and a new pair of jeans. You also don’t talk about either organization without mention of Wade Rathke, co-founder of ACORN and founder of SEIU Local 100 in New Orleans. Rathke, who resigned from ACORN last year as “chief organizer” after it became known that his brother embezzled almost $1 million...
  • Seeds of Doubt [New Orleans ACORN office shutting down?]

    09/20/2009 6:14:20 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 38 replies · 2,798+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 20, 2009 | Bruce Nolan
    ACORN, a social justice organization with roots in [New Orleans], battles a string of scandals. The announcement stuck to a wall outside the entrance to ACORN's local office in the 2600 block of Canal Street quietly signals the trouble afoot. In English and Spanish, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now tells walk-up clients that ACORN's housing office has shut itself down for two weeks to immerse itself "in an intensive training program." The sign is a symptom of a tumultuous week in the history of a controversial poor people's social justice movement -- one founded by a New...
  • 'Being voted unsexiest woman alive hurt so much', says Sarah Jessica Parker

    03/19/2008 9:23:18 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 134 replies · 68,574+ views
    This Is London (UK) ^ | 3/19/08 | (not provided)
    As Carrie in 'Sex and the City' she might not always get the right man. And being voted "unsexiest woman alive" was a hard pill to swallow. But in real life actress Sarah Jessica Parker hasn't gone home totally empty-handed, having raked in an estimated £12.5m since the end of the popular TV series. (snip) But Parker, 43, has had a hard time dealing with the news that men do not find her as attractive as advertisers do, claiming the result of the Maxim poll was "brutal" and also affected her husband, actor Matthew Broderick.
  • Kathleen Parker Hits New Low: Palin 'Invited' Letterman Sex Jokes, Seeks Power as 'Aphrodisiac'

    06/10/2009 2:19:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 107 replies · 4,331+ views
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | Kristinn
    Kathleen Parker, an obscure Washington Post syndicated columnist who made herself famous by attacking Republican Vice Presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin last fall, said that Palin 'invited' vicious sex jokes made this week by CBS Television Late Night host David Letterman. Parker also made degrading, sexist comments of her own about Palin.Parker made the comment in an online chat this afternoon at Letterman: Listen, Letterman is a comedian. Comedians that don't go over the line are not funny. If you said she looks slutty, that's over the line. If I say it, it's over the line. Why wouldn't...
  • Republicans Need Washingtons, not Specters

    05/11/2009 10:02:35 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies · 399+ views ^ | 5/11/2009 | Star Parker
    The columns are all over the place, and all the analyses seem to be the same. The Republican Party is supposedly deader than a doornail. Except in a handful of states in mid-America and in the South, Americans, according to these columnists, see Republicans as irrelevant, out-of-touch, mean-spirited dinosaurs. And, they continue, among those groups that will demographically define the America of tomorrow -- the under-30 crowd and non-white America -- Republicans are toast. These many columns inevitably lead to the conclusion that Republicans have no choice but to lighten up on the conservative agenda and buy into a new...

    05/10/2009 7:53:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 847+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2009 | GEORGETT ROBERTS and STEFANIE COHEN
    Hot-headed state Sen. Kevin Parker was stripped of his high-ranking leadership position in Albany yesterday after his arrest for attacking a Post photographer. Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith took away the Brooklyn Democrat's role as majority whip, along with his chairmanship of the Energy Committee, as a result of the unprovoked assault.
  • You'll Love Diversity — Or Else

    04/20/2009 3:47:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies · 554+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/20/09 | Kathleen Parker
    Racial and ethnic diversity is the key to happiness, success in the global marketplace and, not least, an interesting life. So we are told in a batch of new "fair housing" radio ads that are the sort of treacly propaganda that cause sober drivers to run off the road. Presented as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the ads were produced by the National Fair Housing Alliance, a private, nonprofit group whose stated purpose is to make sure the act is properly implemented. The act bans housing discrimination and imposes stiff penalties for those who...
  • Forget Rush; Mitt Romney is quietly showing leadership (BARF ALERT)

    03/05/2009 5:23:07 AM PST · by CASchack · 245 replies · 4,539+ views
    Sacromento Bee ^ | 3/4/09 | Kathleen Parker
    It's been a win-win the past few days for Democratic and Republican loyalists, but what about the rest of us? You know. Americans who either don't think that (a) spending nonexistent trillions is quite the way to proceed in an economic crisis, or that (b) Rush Limbaugh is the messiah. Oh wait, that's right, Barack Obama is the messiah. I get confused sometimes, what with so much deification going on. Limbaugh's 85-minute speech at last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference, frequently interrupted by grateful applause from a slightly star-struck audience, was, dare we say it, Obama- esque. But where there's...
  • U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold Second Amendment in Washington, D.C

    02/26/2009 5:43:58 PM PST · by wheelgun · 69 replies · 5,681+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 2-26-09
    U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold Second Amendment in Washington, D.C. Thursday, February 26, 2009 Fairfax, Va. - The United States Senate has voted, with overwhelming bipartisan support, to adopt an amendment offered by Senator John Ensign (R-NV) that seeks to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in the District of Columbia. The amendment, attached to S.160, the D.C. Voting Rights Act, will repeal restrictive gun control laws passed by the District of Columbia's (D.C.) city council after the landmark D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court decision. The vote margin was 62-36. "Today's vote brings us one step closer to...
  • Neighbors: Accused cop killer was loner facing foreclosure

    02/15/2009 3:52:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 780+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 15, 2009 | Jessica Fargen
    The middle-aged Florida masseuse accused of shooting a retired Hingham cop and dismembering his body was a lonely heart who kept homing pigeons as pets, sang religious songs and was losing her home to foreclosure, according to her Web site and neighbors. Dianne Parker, 55, who ran a shoestring record company out of her Malabar, Fla., home, made her initial court appearance yesterday following her arrest Friday on charges of first-degree murder and abuse of a dead body.
  • Parks, D.C. Dragging Their Feet

    01/10/2009 6:12:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies · 1,052+ views
    Shotgun News ^ | 10 January, 2009 | Clayton Cramer
    Parks, D.C. Dragging Their Feet The Heller case struck down D.C.'s ban on handguns, and its ban on having a loaded firearm in your home. The D.C. government is still trying hard to discourage gun use without directly violating the Heller decision. For example, their latest gun control law would require gun owners to re-register their guns every three years, continues their longstanding ban on "assault weapons," require completion of a gun safety course, and have a background check done every six years.1 While gun registration is clearly constitutional, some of these provisions, simply because they impose a repeated cost...
  • Dr. Dobson: 'We Won’t Be Silenced'

    11/29/2008 10:08:31 AM PST · by redk · 182 replies · 3,738+ views ^ | 11-25-2008 | James C. Dobson, Ph.D.
    So, Kathleen Parker has determined that getting rid of social conservatives and shelving the values they fight for is the solution to what ails the Republican Party (“Giving Up on God,” Nov. 19). Isn’t that a little like Benedict Arnold handing George Washington a battle plan to win the Revolution? Whatever she once was, Ms. Parker is certainly not a conservative anymore....
  • Quit It Kathleen (Parker Excoriates "GOD" Conservatives, Goldberg Blasts Back)

    11/19/2008 7:55:57 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 175 replies · 4,591+ views
    National Review's The Corner ^ | 11-19-08 | Jonah Goldberg
    <p>To my friend Kathleen Parker — This act is getting really old.</p> <p>As Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit.</p> <p>Three little letters, great big problem: G-O-D.</p> <p>I'm bathing in holy water as I type.</p>
  • Even Female Conservative Pundits Embrace Palin Bashing

    10/28/2008 8:08:49 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 100 replies · 2,049+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2008 | Pam Meister
    For a number of weeks now, conservative Beltway insiders Kathleen Parker and Peggy Noonan, among others, have narrowed their sights not on the Democratic candidate for president, but the Republican candidate’s running mate. Sarah Palin has brought out something in them that rivals the ‘80s sitcom Full House when it comes to the shudder factor. Why beautiful, accomplished women like Parker and Noonan would join the MSM pile-on of the beautiful, accomplished woman from Alaska is, on its face, confusing. But for anyone who knows anything about how DC works, maybe it’s not so confusing after all....
  • Kathleen Parker Strikes Again - WE MUST ACT NOW!

    10/24/2008 6:48:49 AM PDT · by Security Mom 08 · 91 replies · 2,084+ views
    Moms 4 McCain and Moms 4 Palin ^ | 10-23-08 | Moms 4 Mcain
    Moms 4 McCain & Palin Announces KATHLEEN PARKER HAS DONE IT AGAIN! Again, today in Ms. Parker attacks McCain - Palin. Parker's psychobabble drivel, for which she is eminently unqualified to conjure up (no self-respecting psychiatrist would attempt such an embarrassing display of know-it-all hubris without a series of clinical examinations of the "patient"), is an embarrassment for Townhall to grant space on its otherwise creditable site. As long as Parker has chosen attractive women as her subject, she might have been better off examining and "diagnosing" how the self-loathing of women causes them to be distrustful of other (especially attractive) women,...
  • Something About Sarah (Delusional Traitor Parker compares Sara Palin to Monica Lewinsky!)

    10/24/2008 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 117 replies · 2,462+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    My husband called it first. Then, a brilliant 75-year-old scholar and raconteur confessed to me over wine: "I'm sexually attracted to her. I don't care that she knows nothing."Finally, writer Robert Draper closed the file on the Sarah Palin mystery with a devastating article in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine: "The Making (and Remaking) of McCain."McCain didn't know her. He didn't vet her. His campaign team had barely an impression. . . . . .As my husband observed early on, McCain the mortal couldn't mind having an attractive woman all but singing arias to his greatness. Cameras frequently capture...
  • Palin urged to give up candidacy

    09/27/2008 9:21:31 AM PDT · by Raebie · 134 replies · 4,857+ views
    The Star ^ | September 27, 2008 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON–A conservative columnist who welcomed Sarah Palin's entry in national politics says she's proven to be a dud and should step aside as Republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate.</p> <p>Kathleen Parker, writing in the National Review Online, says her "cringe reflex is exhausted" after watching the Alaska governor stumble through TV interviews and it's become clear to her that Palin is out of her league.</p>
  • { Heller } Man whose lawsuit scuttled DC gun ban gets permit

    08/18/2008 9:24:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies · 265+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man whose lawsuit overturned Washington's handgun ban has successfully registered his revolver, ending a more than 30-year wait to keep the weapon in his home. Dick Heller walked out of D.C. police headquarters Monday, clutching a yellow firearms registration certificate stamped "approved." He gave the thumbs-up sign, grinned and said, "Victory!" Heller was among the first people to seek a gun permit under new rules adopted after the Supreme Court struck down the city's 32-year-old handgun ban in June. Heller was the plaintiff in that case.
  • FBI Chief Unhappy With Supreme Court Ruling

    07/01/2008 10:54:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 333 replies · 1,021+ views ^ | July 1, 2008 | NA
    The director of the FBI is not happy with the Supreme Court's recent handgun ruling. Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them." Mueller said the high court's decision, which threw out a handgun ban in Washington, D.C., "does throw a lot of things up in the air." Mueller said communities will now have to decide their own licensing programs. Mueller was speaking at a convention of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators in Hartford, Connecticut. He says with his grandchildren going to college,...
  • Michael Reagan: Liberty Wins a Big One

    06/26/2008 11:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 200+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 26, 2008 | Michael Reagan
    Liberals, who hate guns almost as much as they hate cars, got a well-deserved lesson in Second Amendment rights when the Supreme Court spit in their face by ruling that the Constitution really does guarantee the right of Americans to own guns. The ruling, which struck down the District of Columbia’s laws almost totally restricting handgun ownership, affirmed the traditional view that the Second Amendment means exactly what it says when it guarantees "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." The avid gun-grabbers have long insisted that the accompanying clause, “A well regulated militia being necessary to...
  • Sean Hannity Live Thread 6-26-08

    06/26/2008 11:39:31 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 53 replies · 34+ views
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  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Thursday 6/26/08

    06/26/2008 8:22:18 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 261 replies · 129+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | June 26, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling,...

    06/26/2008 11:31:39 AM PDT · by Panzerlied · 15 replies · 254+ views
    Gun Talk ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2008 | Tom Gresham
    In the most important decision about the Second Amendment in the history of the United States, the Supreme Court today released its decision today, affirming the simple-but-monumental fact that this vital piece of the Bill of Rights guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. Of course, this is the Heller case -- the D.C. gun ban case, if you prefer. In Washington, D.C., handguns are banned, and citizens there are prohibited from having any functional firearm in their homes, even for self-defense. In a well-planned lawsuit challenging that ban on the basis of the Second Amendment, attorney Alan...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down DC Handgun Ban

    06/26/2008 10:48:22 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies · 441+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 26, 2008 | Randy Hall
    ( - In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday made its first definitive pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history by ruling that Americans have the right to own guns for self-defense and hunting. In the court's majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia said the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia and to use that firearm for traditionally lawful purposes. But while a person has a constitutional right to own guns, that new right is not unlimited, Scalia wrote. The Supreme Court's last review of the Second Amendment --...
  • SAS Applauds the Supreme Court Decision in DC vs Heller

    06/26/2008 10:41:24 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 12 replies · 118+ views
    Second Amendment Sisters ^ | 6/26/2008 | Second Amendment Sisters
    NEWS FROM THE SECOND AMENDMENT SISTERS 900 R.R. 620 S Suite C101, Box 228 Lakeway, TX 78734 World Wide Web: ============================== FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/26/2008 ============================== For additional information contact: Marinelle Thompson, President & Founder Phone: 877-271-6216 E-mail: ============================== Lakeway, TX – SAS Applauds the Supreme Court Decision in DC vs HellerMarinelle Thompson, President and Founder, states “Second Amendment Sisters applauds the ruling by the Supreme Court today that the Second Amendment declares the right to bear arms to be a personal right, and not a collective right. We will now continue to work toward removing all...
  • McCain: Chicago Gun Ban Infringes On Rights

    06/26/2008 9:49:13 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 129+ views ^ | June 26, 2008
    Republican Presidential Candidate Singles Out Chicago In Statement Praising Supreme Court Ruling - Gun Rights Ruling May Change Chicago Law - ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS) ― U.S. Sen. John McCain said Thursday that the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gun ownership showed that the Chicago handgun ban has "infringed on the constitutional rights of Americans." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee called the ruling a "landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States." "For the first time in the history of our Republic, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was...
  • Cities will pay a heavy price if handgun ban is overturned (BARF ALERT)

    06/25/2008 10:09:19 AM PDT · by Havok · 63 replies · 94+ views ^ | 06/23/08 | Shirley Franklin
    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on whether Washington, D.C.'s decades-old handgun ban is constitutional. It's been nearly 70 years since the high court has heard a firearms case that tests the scope of the Second Amendment. The outcome of this one, D.C. v. Heller, will have extraordinary implications —- not just for the District, but for the ability of cities to respond effectively to gun violence. If more evidence is needed that the stakes could not be higher, a steady drumbeat of headlines is supplying it. In the first few days of March alone, just before the justices...